On Monday, Citizen Outreach joined a coalition of a dozen conservative organizations submitting a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging opposition to HR 1215 – the misleadingly named “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” – which would have federalized tort reform laws as they relate to medical malpractice lawsuits.
You can read our write-up on the bill and the full letter by clicking here.
Good news! On Thursday, Inside Health Policy reported that…
“House Republicans postponed a floor vote on medical malpractice legislation because some conservatives are worried about imposing federal standards on states, according to Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC). "I think there are some federal nexus issues that some of us have expressed concerns about," Meadows told Inside Health Policy when asked why the House pulled H.R. 1215 from the list of bills that were voted on Thursday.
“The House canceled votes on Wednesday due to the shooting at a GOP softball practice, but when they returned to voting on Thursday, the medical malpractice bill was no longer scheduled for a vote.
“A measure already was added to the bill stating that it does not preempt state laws that allow larger awards than the legislation's $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice suits. It's not clear what else could be added to the bill to placate Republicans who don't think the federal government should dictate tort restrictions to states.”
Thanks to your support for Citizen Outreach, we were able to play a part in, at least for now, helping to derail this latest federal intrusion into the prerogatives of our individual states! I’ll keep you posted if/when this bill rears its ugly head again.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs
P.S. A teenage girl suffering from depression allegedly tells her teenage boyfriend, also suffering from depression, to get back in his truck as it filled up with carbon monoxide - which the boyfriend does voluntarily - and the girl is convicted of manslaughter?
It’s a sad, depressing case to be sure. But it’s not like she put a gun to his head and forced him to kill himself. He chose to get back in the truck on his own and take his own life. It was a suicide, not a murder. When did we get to the point that people aren’t responsible for their own decisions, even horrific ones like this?
Last Monday, the Administration highlighted an announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the most recent enrollment data under Obamacare. The report was not good for supporters of the law--and further demonstrated that Obamacare is inflicting significant harm on millions of Americans nationwide.
On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to encourage private-sector apprenticeships.
On Thursday, DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo rescinding Obama’s executive order that created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program.
On Friday, President Trump announced in Miami a revision of the U.S. policy toward Cuba to better promote liberty in Cuba.
- Courtesy of The Trumpet
THE ENTREPRENEUR PRESIDENT
“If you want to aim high, you have to have the guts to handle the inevitable bumps in the road. If you strike out, nobody is going to help you – not your friends, not the government. You have to look out for yourself, and your attitude is the key to surviving a setback.” – Donald Trump, “Think Big and Kick Ass” (2007)
NEVADA NEWS & VIEWS
Longtime readers know I have no reservations whatsoever in saying “I told you so.” As such, here’s a reminder of what I wrote on January 18, 2017 immediately after tax-hiking RINO Gov. Brian Sandoval’s state-of-the-state speech…
“Sandoval’s new budget includes $60 million for the Education Savings Accounts (ESA) school choice program. That’s only enough to fund a little more than half of the families who have already applied for the grants. And before all is said and done by this new Democrat-controlled Legislature, it’s going to be pared down even more. In fact, I don’t believe the governor really supports this program and could end up letting it die completely by the time the session ends.”
The ol’ crystal ball was certainly working THAT day!
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Get Your Scorecards Ready!
Rumored GOP jockeying for new offices in 2018 in Nevada…
Attorney General Adam Laxalt for governor
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz for governor
State Sen. Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor
Deputy State Treasurer Grant Hewitt for state treasurer
Assemblyman Al Kramer for state treasurer
Former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman for state treasurer
Former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for state treasurer
Deputy Attorney General Wes Duncan for attorney general
Las Vegas lawyer Craig Mueller for attorney general
Sharron Angle for Congress (CD2)
State Sen. Scott Hammond for Congress (CD3)
Danny Tarkanian for Congress (CD3)
Former Clark GOP Chairman Dave “For Himself” McKeon for Congress (CD3)
Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony for Congress (CD4)
Assemblyman John Hambrick for state senate (SD8)
Assemblyman Paul Anderson for state senate (SD18)
Assemblyman Ira Hansen for state senate (SD14)
State Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner for state senate (SD16)
Brothel proprietor Dennis Hof for state assembly (AD36)
State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer for Reno mayor
Former State Assemblyman Ed Goedhart for Nye County Commission
Las Vegas attorney Tisha Black for Clark County commission
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler-Dealer for Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Empire
Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines!
If you’ve heard of any other good rumors, please pass them along here to Rumor Central!
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“In Las Vegas, (defeated City Councilman Bob) Beers was embroiled in a controversy over development on a golf course that was opposed by neighbors in a wealthy enclave. He was also dogged by a vote to extend an exclusive trash franchise agreement with monopoly provider Republic Services.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Steve Sebelius